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Race and the Totalitarian Century.

Author: Vaughn Rasberry
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few concepts evoke the twentieth century's record of total war, genocide, repression, and extremism more powerfully than the idea of totalitarianism: the ideological core of narratives of World War II and the Cold War. Yet the totalitarian experience, this book contends, shaped and was shaped by narratives of the rise and fall of the world color line. Extant works continue to confine the study of totalitarianism to  Read more...
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Rasberry, Vaughn.
Race and the Totalitarian Century.
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaughn Rasberry
ISBN: 9780674973015 0674973011
OCLC Number: 961064740
Description: 1 online resource (497 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Free Worlds; Part One: Race and the Totalitarian Century; Chapter 1. The Figure of the Negro Soldier: Racial Democracy and World War; Chapter 2. Our Totalitarian Critics: Desegregation, Decolonization, and the Cold War; Chapter 3. The Twilight of Empire: The Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 and the Black Public Sphere; Part Two: How to Build Socialist Modernity in the Third World; Chapter 4. The Right to Fail: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Communist Hypothesis; Chapter 5. From Nkrumah's Ghana to Nasser's Egypt: Shirley Graham as Partisan. Chapter 6. Bandung or Barbarism: Richard Wright on Terror in FreedomConclusion: Memory and Paranoia; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index.

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